New York: Farrar & Rhinehart, Inc. 1942. First edition. Hardcover. 311pp. Octavo [21 cm] Bright red cloth covered boards with a black ink stamped title and gilt stamped designs on the spine, and a black ink stamped vignette on the front cover. Very good. The edges of the covers and spine are very gently rubbed and bumped. The spine is a bit rolled. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front pastedown, and there is a bookseller's small label on the rear pastedown. Lightly yellowed pages. In a good dust jacket, with mild age-toning, rubbing ands creasing. The spine of the jacket is very heavily faded. The edges are a little chipped and have four or five small closed tears. The longest closed tear measures 3/4 of an inch long. Item #31722
Frank Waters wrote 27 books, including novels, biographies, histories, and essay collections. The majority of his fiction and non-fiction mirrors Waters’ wide interest in the culture and religion of Navajo, Hopi, Pueblo, and pre-Columbian peoples. He felt that all his books were immediate failures in the beginning. However, they were constantly reprinted in small printings and translated into foreign languages until finally gaining worldwide recognition.